Unified Champion Schools offers a collection of resources for students, teachers and administrators to foster acceptance, respect and youth leadership within their school communities.
Want to learn more about becoming a Unified Champion School? Check out our Unified Champion Schools overview page.
GET UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS STARTED IN YOUR SCHOOL
- Review the Unified Champion Schools informational toolkit with your principal and a teacher adviser.
- Select the initiatives you wish to carry out, or may already do, during the upcoming school year.
- Need help? Contact the Unified Champion Schools team for assistance at UnifiedSchools@sonc.net.
- Submit the 2018-19 Unified Champion Schools School Participation Form
- Get started building a school and community of inclusion!
- Review the Unified Champion Schools informational toolkit
- Submit this year’s Unified Champion Schools School Participation Form
- The Youth Initiatives Director for your school or district will contact you upon receipt
- Get started building schools of inclusion!!
Check out the Get Into It: Learning Guide
Special Olympics NC has just launched a new fundraising toolkit! Check out all of the great ways your school can get involved with fundraising!
Special Olympics North Carolina’s Unified Lifetime Sports Course is an inclusive physical education curriculum developed in collaboration with Wake County Public Schools. It is structured around the North Carolina physical education standards and high school level outcomes. This course offers six customizable units accessible below.
Unit One: Introduction
This unit will introduce students to Special Olympics and the definition of meaningful involvement.
Unit Two: Bocce
In this unit, students will learn the fundamentals of Unified bocce.
Unit Three: Fitness
In this unit, students will experience Unified fitness and develop strategies for long-term health and wellness.
Unit Four: Racket Sports
In this unit, students will learn the fundamentals of Unified pickle ball, badminton and tennis.
Unit Five: Unified Track and Field
In this unit, students will learn the fundamentals of Unified track and field.
Unit Six: Hosting a Culminating Event
Students will work together as a class or in small groups to host a schoolwide Unified event.
A Unified Champion School receiving national banner recognition is one that has demonstrated commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards of excellence. To review these standards and for more information please check out the resources below.
The 2019 North Carolina Class of National Banner Unified Champion Schools:
- Ballentine Elementary School, Wake County
- David W. Butler High School, Mecklenburg County
- Davis-Townsend Elementary School, Davidson County
- East Garner Magnet Middle School, Wake County
- Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School, Rutherford County
- Gray’s Creek High School, Cumberland County
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte